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Celebrating the Lynx! 2021 Athletic Awards

Students, coaches, faculty, staff, and parents gathered virtually this morning to celebrate this year’s student-athletes and their many accomplishments. 
After a welcome from Director of Athletics Cindy Blodgett, and Head of School Sophie Lau, senior Kiera Murphy spoke to those gathered about her time as a Lynx. In her words, “Some of my takeaways from being a student-athlete at Lincoln are the people I have met, my love for being on a team, the improvement of my skills, the feeling of accomplishment that you get when you win, and all the memories I have. My athletic experience has made my time at Lincoln exciting, fun, and unique by meeting all different kinds of people and building memories that will live with me for the rest of my life." 

Her words set the stage for the recognition of her fellow student-athletes, including those who were four-, eight-, or twelve-year letter winners, a true hallmark of dedication to sport and school.

Congratulations to…

Varsity 4 Letter Awards
Ella Glucksman, Field Hockey
Kiera Murphy, Field Hockey
Isabel Echeverry, Soccer
Arya Patel, Soccer
Adelaide Graham, Cross Country
Kiara Pires, Basketball
Grace Boghosian, Swim
Samantha Brower, Crew
Celeste Derry, Crew
Brigitte Lynch Johnson, Crew
Varsity 8 Letter Award           
Julia Igoe, Soccer, Lacrosse
Varsity 12 Letter Award         
Emma Garabedian, Soccer, Basketball, Lacrosse

To conclude the celebratory morning, Head of School Sophie Lau and Upper School Director Peter Brooks recognized several student-athletes from the Class of 2021 with the school’s athletic awards.

The Lynx Award

The Lynx Award is presented to a senior athlete who plays for the experience, the camaraderie of the competition, and the joy of athletics. 

Julia Igoe

  • A strong, versatile, and competitive athlete who impacts the soccer and lacrosse fields. Julia leads by example with a strong work ethic and an unmatched fighting spirit. This 8 Letter Award Winner has made a big impact on Lincoln’s athletic programs.

Ella Glucksman

  • A fierce competitor, positive role model, and exceptional leader, Ella is 4 Letter Award Winner and has been a reliable teammate who led by example and always had positive words for her teammates. She was dedicated, responsible, and focused on whatever the needs of her teammates and coaches were at any given moment. She recognized the importance of each member of the team and the vital role they played in the success. 

Frances L. Chisholm Award

Frances L. Chisholm is a former member of the Lincoln School Faculty and Head of the Athletic Department from 1955-1970. She supported and encouraged all Lincoln Athletes. The Frances L. Chisholm Athletic Award is presented to a senior who has shown outstanding enthusiasm, participation, and sportsmanship in athletic competition. 

Kiara Pires

  • This 3 season athlete and 4 Letter Award Winner absolutely loves being a member of multiple teams and takes great pride in representing the Lynx on the field and off. She is supportive and enthusiastic around her teammates and coaches. 

Elizabeth Olney Mcloughlin ‘44 Award

This award is given to the Upper School student-athlete whose contributions to the success of the athletic program through persistent effort and dedication most exemplify Lincoln School.

Grace Boghosian

  • This 4 Year Letter Award Winner has contributed to Lincoln’s Swim program for six years. A two-time captain, this athlete has left a lasting impact on her teammates and program in the way she has led them by demonstrating a tenacious competitive attitude. Her dedication, work ethic, and self-motivation is what has put her in the position to compete in college next year at the Division 1 level in the sport of swimming. 

Julie Greene ‘54 Award

The Julie Greene ‘54 Award is given to an Upper School student who demonstrates respect for her fellow athletes and competitors’ skills, shares her love of the game with the community and is constantly motivated and determined to evaluate and fine-tune the skills needed to improve.

Isabel Echeverry

  • This 4 year Letter Award Winner embodies the best of what it means to be a scholar-athlete. Not only does she elevate the play of those around her she is also a positive and impactful leader for her younger teammates. She is a fierce competitor on the field, while demonstrating a high degree of respect and sportsmanship for her competitors and officials. She will continue her athletic career in college next year. 

Alexis Allen Boss ‘89 Award

The Alexis Allen Boss ‘89 Athletic Award is presented to a Lincoln School Scholar Athlete who possesses the characteristics that Allie shared with so many on the field, on the courts, in the classroom and through the halls during her years at Lincoln. Qualities that Allie exemplifies were commitment, superior leadership skills, humor, and the highest level of sportsmanship when representing her family and the family of the Lincoln School.

Emma Garabedian

  • Our recipient possesses exceptional athletic skills and versatility that has allowed her to both excel and impact in 3 different sports during her Lincoln career. She is our only 12 Letter Award Winner this year. Her work ethic, drive and competitiveness made her an excellent teammate and coaches dream. She inspires and empowers her peers not just on the fields and the court, but also in the classroom and the halls of Lincoln School. Her character, sportsmanship, and ability to lead by example has made her an outstanding leader and role model for our younger Lynx athletes. 

Join us in congratulating all of Lincoln School’s incredible student-athletes!